8-year-old Jadiel Luciano came home from school with an idea of how to help his family out. After surveying the snow around his home in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, he asked his mother for a shovel.
“I’m going to clean the snow because when Papi gets home he’s going to be tired. So I’m going to help out,” Jadiel told his mom, Adriana Benitez. His father, Oscar, is a UPS driver.
Adriana shared a video of her son working hard on Facebook. Family and friends were so impressed by the 2nd grader’s generous act. “A lot of them were commenting that he’s a great kid, just like his dad. They are so proud of him,” Adriana explained.
Like many other parents, Jadiel’s family prioritizes doing chores. Adriana and Oscar view chores as a way to help Jadiel become a capable young man in the future. “He needs to learn how to do chores in the house, so he knows when he becomes an adult. Otherwise, he won’t know how to do them when he’s older,” Adriana said.
Adriana and Oscar are very proud of Jadiel. He took initiative and showed that he cared about his family and wanted to help out in any little way possible. He seems like he’ll grow up to be a wonderful young man!